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Peter Romeo

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Operations

California set to drop restaurant restrictions on June 15

A face mask requirement will remain in place, but the state will otherwise resume "business as usual," according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Operations

Famous Dave's test-drives a slew of potential growth vehicles

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

The lodging giant’s Fairfield Inns brand is providing hot breakfast sandwiches and an array of cold a.m. standards via kiosks, with snacks and beverages offered throughout the day.

The brands’ franchisor will reimburse franchisees who opt to pay the incentive, which is designed to encourage people to get inoculated against COVID-19.

Operators say hiring has become their top problem again, even with nearly 2 million former restaurant workers still out of a job.

The food and games chain aired a long list of planned initiatives it hopes will spur its comeback from a difficult pandemic.

The proofs of inoculation could be used to ensure guests are safe and know it. But the concept has sparked considerable controversy.

The regional burger chain is also revamping its compensation plans to raise unit managers' potential pay above $100,000.

The longtime restaurant veteran was previously COO of California Pizza Kitchen.

Walensky's emotional alert comes as restaurants report strenghening sales under loosened restrictions.

She joins the casual chain after serving in a similar role at Carl's Jr. and Inspire Brands.

The barbecue chain andd its sister concept Granite City Food and Brewery both saw sales soar in March, thanks to easing restrictions, vaccinations and easy comparisons.

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